I am 28 years old, I have chronic migraines that I am struggling to control. I am on Elavail 25mg at bedtime and Feriocet 2 tabs every 6 hours for pain. These use to take care of it. However, the last few weeks or so I have had a hard time breaking my migraine cycle. Does anyone have any techniques or treatment that works for them so I can have some ideas when I get to the doctor.View Thread
I have your doctor take a CT right after your period. Its possible you have a cyst on your ovaries. I have cysts on my left ovary that weren't found until a CT was done the day after my period ended, The cyst are begin because they go away but they still cause pain from time to time. I am on birth control because of that.
I would continue to be persistent in your pursuit of answers and if this doctor isn't helping find one that will. You know your body better than anyone else and know what's normal for you.
I have problems with my back and neck due to a work injury. I suffered from migraines since my late teens. I understand what your going through. I had gone through about 6 different physicians in a year before anyone actually listened to me. I found a doctor who understood that my only goal in treatment is to continue to control, not necessarily complete eliminate my pain, and to work. I always mention things that have worked for me in the past and be open to trying anything except surgery.
I wouldn't ask for a specific medication to a doctor whom hasn't been treating you for long, it leads to the stereotyping. I would however be persistent and honest. Some doctors are more understanding then others.View Thread
Sorry to hear your struggle with Pain Management. I have Degenerative Disk Disease of my lumbar and cervical spine. I am 28. I still work, but its modified. I can't take most oral NSAIDs however Mobic is one I can safely take for long periods of time. You may have to try a few different NSAIDs to find one you can tolerate.
For my back I take a muscle relaxant Robaxin three times a day and take 60mg of Cymbalta. I also alternate Tylenol and safety coated aspirin if I am having a bad day. I don't like narcotics. I never have complete relief of my pain, however me and my PM doctor goal is to keep it to a level that I can tolerate, meaning my sleep is ok and TV is able to distract me enough to ignore it.